The ‘West Moreton Trade and Investment Group’ (WMTIG) has been established to provide an opportunity to develop initiatives to support greater trade and investment outcomes and collaboration across the West Moreton region.
Regional Development Projects
As part of supporting Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government’s Local Jobs Program (LJP) brings together expertise, resources and access to funding at the local level to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.
Advance Queensland, a State Government Agency, under the Queensland Connects program, is about team-based project groups undertaking planning activities which might stimulate innovation and business development in renewable energy in the regions. A local based team in the West Moreton Region was awarded Project Funding of $30,000 to be managed by RDA Ipswich & West Moreton to develop a plan for Community Energy Zones. These zones will have an initial place-based focus in the Ipswich and Mt Tamborine areas. That team consists of a cross section of skilled professionals who will be able to contribute to creating an inertia to increase the take-up of renewable energy.
The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee program is intended to bring together local industry groups, training providers, local and major employers, and councils to identify key areas of employment growth and local training, skills and workforce development needs.
The Ipswich and West Moreton Jobs (iwmjobs.com.au) is a free and simple to use job listing portal for Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, and Somerset employers and jobseekers to advertise and search for local employment and educational opportunities.